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OAFU (Open Access Follow Up) Nurse

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated nurse to joinour Open Access Follow Up (OAFU) service. OAFU is a remote monitoring servicefor patients after completion of cancer treatment. This stratified follow up supportspatients to self-manage, reducing hospital attendances and providing a betterpatient experience, while still safely providing regular monitoring for cancerrecurrence. This service is currently primarily offered to Breast, Colorectal and rostate patients.

We are looking for a nurse to provide clinical support and expertise to the team ofcancer support workers. You will primarily focus on supporting patients totransition from regular clinical follow up to remote monitoring. Providing holisticneeds assessments for patients while supporting self management and deliveringhealth & wellbeing interventions. You will support the admin team with care co-ordination, complex care planning including referral triage & discharge andsupport with helpline calls for patients entering the remote monitoring pathway.

The ideal candidate will have advanced communication skills, experience ofholistically supporting and assessing patients, and established administrativeskills including excellent ICT skills with a good understanding of Excel. Previousexperience working with cancer patients would be beneficial but not essential.

This role is a rare opportunity for a band 5 nurse, offering the chance to provide high quality support and care in an autonomous nursing role, that can influence the cancer patient experience.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide high quality, effective, individualised care to all patients that is compassionate and caring.
  • To support patients health and wellbeing after cancer treatment, with a particular focus on promoting self-management
  • To work under the direction of the Patient Support Supervisor to deliver the stratified pathways for post cancer treatment
  • To assess holistic care needs and develop, implement and evaluate them with necessary supervision, signposting or referring patients to the relevant support
  • To effectively liaise and communicate with primary care services to ensure patients are suitably supported on a stratified follow up pathway
  • To keep up to date with skills and knowledge

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ qualifications


  • Registered Nurse


  • 6 months experience in healthcare



  • Previous experience of speciality

Skills/knowledge/ abilities


  • Good communication skills
  • Basic IT skills
  • Knowledge of quality, standard setting and audit
  • Knowledge of the NMC Code of Conduct

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Charing Cross Hospital


W6 8RF

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